Monday, July 26, 2010


Painesville City Schools have announced Mrs. Mary Hadas replacement on the school board
Mr. Jeffery Powers is a twenty year Painesville resident along with twelve years of running the schools DARE program. Mr. Powers is a Geauga County Sheriff Deputy. They presently have a daughter attending Heritage Middle School which is a plus for the board.
Best wishes to Mr. Powell and success on his appointment.

I checked it seems the city did not get the Grant for the bridge over the railroad tracks if this is true I would think the ball to future development is in Mentors hands presently.

Millstone, More questions than answers. One where will Painesville if given the opportunity to purchase the property in question get the money from? Then turn the property over to the State of Ohio?

No news presently on the charter changes.

I'm getting very sensitive in a certain area thinking about what AMP-OHIO has in store for Painesville Power users... Hope they bring some Vermont syrup.


Well, by next Monday we might have some answers to some of our questions.
By the end of the month Painesville will find out if we will get the "shovel ready" grant to build the bridge at the end of the road to nowhere. I'm betting we do.
We will also know the fate of the Millstone property on July 29. I'm betting no one will be happy. The city and the election board will have reviewed the charter change request by the end of the month and I'm left wondering? Were all the I's dotted and T's crossed? Even if you don't agree with Ms. Becks' petition, the lesson here is you can make a change in city government without the approval of the administration and or council. In the past I believe way to much control has been given to the city manager through the vote of council, heck maybe a few more charter changes are in order?
We should also know shortly who will replace Mrs. Hada on the school board, I hope. Maybe it will be a secret like the proposed levy? Still trying to figure out their thinking on that one.
Prairie View Energy will be sending the city a whole lot of paperwork this week also.
Next Monday I believe a Mr. Eric Lloyd from AMP-OHIO will bring along with him the traveling Vermont Energy Investment Corp. {VEIC} to explain this 15 million dollar mitigation court order that AMP and its partners [us] have agreed to.
My only hope is that council president does not limit the residents to 3 minutes to ask all their questions and not be given a chance to ask AMP-OHIO questions after their presentation. This is what happened when the city voted to join in the Meigs County project. Joe Hada and the President of AMP spoke for almost 50 minutes and wouldn't take questions afterwards. My hope is there are some on council that will do their "homework" and be ready with questions.
At the last council meeting as I tried to answer Mr. Fodor, council president Hada mentioned "we will not have any dialogue here" To which I answered him, "that just might be the problem here." DIALOGUE, talk, discussion, conversation, verbal exchange, communication. Is this the reason so few show up to ask questions?
Truth is most people believe if its on the agenda why bother, its going to pass anyway.
As far as the AMP-OHIO Meigs County deal, I believe that news will come in late November or December, sorta like a Christmas present. We will NOT discuss that Monday evening.
In the next few days I will be posting information on what to expect next Monday evening. I'm praying people will start paying attention.


At July 26, 2010 at 4:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What have you finally given up hope that the school board will ask for a new levy? Fractured Fairy Tales this site is a joke!

At July 26, 2010 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

@4:20- I was one of about 10 people at the board meeting and heard the levy conversation between the Board, Hanlon and Taylor and it sounded like a done deal to me. I am a little surprised it is not in the meeting minutes on the board website.

At July 26, 2010 at 7:02 PM , Anonymous TERM>> said...

This is starting to make no sense to me? Why the big secret? I know what I heard and I know what I asked , if there's no levy then why answer my question about it? Something I should have mentioned in the above post?

At July 26, 2010 at 7:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the city has already received a thick packet of documents concerning Prairie Energy?

At July 27, 2010 at 2:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The board may want to put all their ducks in a row and when school starts they will have get out the vote committee's in the differentb building and not really inform the public?
Look at the mess Chardon has with a levy because they are out in the open.

At July 27, 2010 at 2:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does Arlene want now three different council at large seats starting days apart? Sore loser if you ask me.

At July 27, 2010 at 2:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been told since Painesville has all these Green programs we have no need to worry about a fine against us.

At July 27, 2010 at 3:00 PM , Anonymous TERM>> said...

I think the EPA might have been going in a different direction. The purpose of the program is not power source but consumption. AMP must show a saving on comsumption of I believe 70,000 megawatts. The question to be asked if Painesville does its part,yet other communities don't and the EPA fines AMP-OHIO will we still pay the fine plus the money we spent on conservation?
This can get complicated in a hurry.

At July 27, 2010 at 11:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say by all means we should do whatever it takes to change the charter back to what it was before McMahon had so much power.

At July 28, 2010 at 5:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's an easier way...replace the council people that allow this kind of abuse of power to continue. Do not re-elect the ones that keep her in office and vote yes for the half-baked ideas. Instead, elect new people that won't be a rubber stamp for the city manager.

At July 28, 2010 at 12:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 11:31 and 5:14: Lets do both. We could try to protect ourselves with a charter amendment while we are trying to get her supporters and her out of office.

At July 30, 2010 at 2:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading the News-Herald account on the Millstone property did it make sense to anyone who read the story? You are right about one thing no one is happy.

At August 1, 2010 at 9:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we now know who the new board member is. The last two new ones were picked by the board, do you think they will go for three?

At August 2, 2010 at 3:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes they will go for three. Kalb is rumored to be moving to the township soon. Nice way to thank the people who elected you, by quitting on them.

At August 6, 2010 at 11:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO the truth is out. PCLS is seeking a renewal levy.
What happens if it doesn't pass? The same thing if it does. The 'word' is even if the renewal passes there will still be cuts. Which means PCLS will be going for a BIG levy after that. Makes no sense to me.

At August 10, 2010 at 8:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how 'bout those latest state scores? Sure won't help their case any....


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